Dreaming of a more organized bathroom? Among the many items that accumulate are medications that are either expired or no longer needed. Most people know not to flush medications down the toilet or throw them away in the trash. But, what is the proper way to dispose of old medications? Here are some options to choose from:
- CVS – Many locations now have a drop box in front of the pharmacy counters. Call ahead and see if yours does or to find one in your area.
- Kaiser Permanente – Pharmacies contain drop boxes.
- Fire and police stations – Check first but many will either accept old medications or can direct you to local resources.
- National Prescription Drug Take Back Day – Sat, Oct 28, 2023 from 10-2. This government site will easily help you find your closest location when you enter in your zip code. Then gather up all those old, expired meds and dispose of them properly.
Bathrooms can easily become storage for all kinds of lotions, potions, makeups, serums and of course old medications. If your bathroom is overwhelming and you’re not sure where to even begin, remember the Put It There team is available to help. And no worries about being embarrassed by anything. We’ve done and seen it all many times before. We are here to help with no judgements or opinions.
This post has been updated from an article from October 20, 2016.